Student Internship Stories: Ankur Bamezai (CAS’22), MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Science Research

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AB: This summer, in my role as a research assistant at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Science Research, I was tasked with managing the feedback collection process for the "Executive Function Game" project. For the most part, this required me to recruit participants, execute "playtesting" ...

Student Internship Stories: Liah Alemayehu (CAS’22), Vote-USA

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? LA: I interned at Vote-USA, an organization that utilizes a non-partisan web based social interaction tool that enables voters to connect to candidates running in their city, county, and state level. As a research intern for Vote-USA, my responsibilities consisted of researching candidates’ campaign information, contacting ...

Student Internship Stories: Mayowa Hassan (CAS’23), Social Innovation Forum (SIF)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MH: My experience with the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) was super nice. As a Program Intern, I worked intimately with the program team of the Social Innovation Forum. My tasks were mostly concerned with its Accelerator program which uses a marketplace model to connect social ...

Student Internship Stories: Emma Figueredo (CAS’23), Born Global

CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities? EF: My role in Born Global was to research ways that larger companies and businesses could change their practices, making them more fair, efficient, and sustainable. My responsibilities were to look at different problems, then research how we can overcome them. This involved a ...

Handshake Tips for International Students

Finding opportunities from employers who are willing to sponsor job visas or accept OPT/CPT can often be a frustrating process. Fortunately there are some resources and tools in Handshake that can make this process a little easier! Job Filters: One great way to help identify opportunities for international students is to take advantage of the ...

Student Internship Stories: Monica Shipman (CAS’23), Cerillo Family Dentistry

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? MS: For seven months of my senior year, I would intern at Cerillo Family Dentistry on Mondays and Fridays through a class at my high school called “Executive Internship.” Seeing as I plan on entering the dental field, this was a great experience for me, ...

How To Put Your COVID-19 Experience on a Resume

COVID-19 has disrupted many people’s career plans and has forced them to think and work creatively. For some people, they may have gained new skills by implementing innovative strategies, technology and services. Others may have been furloughed or may have lost their jobs. In that case, they may have volunteered, took freelance roles, or started ...

Student Internship Stories: Elaine Suh (QST’22), Parker Dewey

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? ES: I was one of the first BU students to find a Micro-Internship through Parker Dewey. My experience was with Innoarchitech, a data strategy company. As Innoarchitech's Youtube Video Editing Intern, I created eight YouTube videos on artificial intelligence. My main responsibility entailed video and ...

Career Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

Have you ever thought that participating on a sports team or volunteering at a local nonprofit could benefit your career? Employers often mention how important extracurricular activities are when searching for a candidate. Recruiters are looking for well-rounded individuals and your extracurricular activities can help you stand out in a pile of resumes. Extracurricular activities ...

Classroom + Career Goes Virtual this Fall

As BU learns from anywhere this fall, the Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) wants to meet you where you are, connect you with fellow peers, and foster your academic success and career development. Sound appealing? Connect with our CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors this fall at Classroom + Career Q&As, a virtual ...

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